L.U.C Perpetual Twin | © Chopard
© Chopard

Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin: a watch for the modern gentleman

According to Chopard, the perpetual calendar is the ultimate expression of elegance and sophistication for the modern gentleman. Therefore for 2020, the iconic Maison is presenting its celebrated perpetual calendar, the chronometer-certified Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin, in two versions: rose gold and stainless steel.

When it first launched in 2016 on the 20th anniversary of Chopard Manufacture, the L.U.C Perpetual Twin was recognised for its combination of Haute Horlogerie and the practicality of an automatic steel wristwatch. Four years later, and it is still chronometer-certified perpetual calendar in stainless steel currently on the market.

This year’s versions of L.U.C Perpetual Twin are presented in stainless steel, with a newly-refined dial in a shade of blue; and, for the first time, in 18-carat rose gold, with a grey dial. 

Both dials emphasise tonal contrasts through sun ray satin-brush finishes. A big date acts as the focal point of the layout, with sub-dials for the perpetual calendar day, month and leap year indications, and small seconds at 6 o’clock.


When it comes to the movement, a mechanical automatic calibre L.U.C 96.22-L powers the Chopard L.U.C Perpetual Twin. It is hand-made by Chopard’s watchmakers and has been certified as a chronometer by the experts of Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) – a rare distinction for perpetual calendar watches, and one that guarantees utmost precision and reliability. 

Chopard’s watchmakers also ensured that the timepiece is elegant from calibre outwards; a 22-carat gold micro-rotor sits within the plane of the movement, keeping the entire mechanism to just 6 mm in depth. Chopard Twin Technology, meanwhile, employs dual barrels to deliver an extended power reserve of 65 hours.

Total mastery

  • L.U.C Perpetual Twin | © Chopard
  • L.U.C Perpetual Twin | © Chopard

Movement construction, product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, movement components, traditional hand-crafted decorations, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, movement adjustment and quality control – all operations involved in watch production are performed in-house by Chopard Manufacture.

Technical information:

Stainless steel or 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 11.47 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres
Stainless steel crown or 18-carat rose gold with L.U.C logo: 6.50 mm
Vertical satin-brushed case middle
Polished bezel 
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition back

Mechanical movement with automatic winding L.U.C 96.22-L
Total diameter: 33 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Number of jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two barrels – Chopard Twin Technology
Automatic winding by a 22-carat micro-rotor
Bridges adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif
Flat terminal curve
Chronometer-certified (COSC)

Dial and hands:
Blue-coloured or ruthenium grey-coloured dial with sunburst satin-brushed motif focused on the big date
Perpetual calendar dials (large-aperture date, day of the week, month and leap years)
Rhodium-plated or gilded Dauphine-type hour and minute hands 
Rhodium-plated or gilded baton-type hands small seconds, day and month indications 
Black-tipped or gilded triangular leap-year hand
Facetted rhodium-plated or gilded hour-markers
Minute track

Functions and displays:
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds display at 6 o’clock
Big date display at 12 o’clock
Day of the week and month displays at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively
Offset leap-year display between 2 and 3 o’clock.

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